Originally Posted by Jazzhands
Nope, I was also distinctly unimpressed with Anette. She can sing very well, but it's a smaller 'pop' voice that simply can't cut through the huge orchestral arrangements that Nightwish favors now. Her vocal style also seems to have encouraged Tuomas' unfortunate predilection for "Disney metal." I'm hoping that having Floor in the band will encourage him to write less cheezoid material.
Floor should have been the singer who replaced Tarja, but she was with After Forever at the time and wasn't considered because Tuomas didn't want to poach another band's singer.
Originally Posted by Markus
From what I've read, that's the plan going forward. They actually did add in more Tarja-era songs during the latter stages of the last tour for just that reason, but apparently Tuomas is open to doing even more older stuff now that they have an appropriate singer for it.
I'm really more of a Floor Jansen fan than a Nightwish fan. But since I'd listen to her sing the phone book and enjoy it, Nightwish songs with her will be just fine.